From hands-on experience and actively evaluating the feedback from travellers of the last 10 years (
), you are assured to a rich travel experience that is affordable and still flexible to explore Croatia exactly your way.
Cycle and sail along the coastlines of Croatia; cycle across picturesque islands and ride the streets of charming towns; unlock the tales from Greek, Roman & Venetian history, taste the Croatian gastronomic delights and share experiences with your children when you slow down to explore Croatia’s best on two feet or two wheels.
Cycle the scenic streets and trails of Croatia during the day then return to the comfort of your floating accommodation in the evening. That’s what a bike and boat holiday with UTracks is all about. Cabins are inclusive of bed linen and towels, some of the boats have en-suite facilities where others come with shared bathrooms. Most of the time you have the option to choose for a cabin above deck and even reserve a single cabin, both based on availability and against a supplement.
On all boats, you can expect a healthy dose of Croatian hospitality through the crew that joins you on board. Unpack only once and go to bed after a different sunset every night, or wake up to a different view each morning. You can also take a virtual tour of the vessels used in Croatia
On your Croatia activity holiday by boat, most of the meals are included. We arrange for this as it allows you to get a fresh and healthy meal each day, important to enjoy your activities for the next day. Your onboard cook, who is a member of the crew, prepares your first dinner on day 1 and will continue doing so throughout your trip, ending with breakfast on the last day.
Enjoy tasting the real flavours of Croatia by delving into the heart of the local cuisine provided by your fantastic chefs on board. And if you have any dietary requirements, just advise us in advance and we can usually cater for these.
Maps & Route Directions
Even though you travel in a group of fellow travellers, on most boat based holidays on which we go cycling in Croatia, you receive route information and maps. You can use this provided information to venture out on your own, or of course decide to join the tour guides and rest of the group. No matter what option you choose, all holidays in Croatia
come with reliable local back-up and daily support, giving you reassurance.
Well maintained bicycles, built for comfort, not speed, are included in our bike and sail trips in Croatia. At the start of your Croatia activity holiday, you will receive your bicycle. We take a moment to adjust your bicycle to your liking so that you can enjoy to the fullest your pedalling days. Typically you will cycle on 21 speed hybrid bikes with hand breaks and pannier, and you can choose between men’s or ladies’ bikes.
On family holidays, we usually have trail-a-bikes, children bicycles and trailers for smaller children available. There is also the option to upgrade to an 8-speed electric bike on most Croatia activity holidays. Often, you can make your trip even more active and, against a supplement, take a mountain biking option. In these cases, you receive a solid mountain bike (MTB) and our guides take you on different routes that are generally longer or more technical. Take a look at our article on the different types of bikes in Europe
Experienced Local Guides
On guided boat based tours in Croatia, your multi-lingual guide will work tirelessly to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. Your guide will be suitably certified and experienced and will allow you to have a more informed and intimate experience of Croatia. Their passion is to bring to life the flora, fauna and rich history of Croatia. Did you know for example that the Greeks, Romans and Slavs traversed Croatia long before you?
Besides your guides, there is a crew at hand who will arrange for your meals, cabin and other onboard requests. And with their local experience, our guides can take you to that hidden bay, point you to a unique photo opportunity, or help you connect with charming locals on roadside or market stalls. For further information on guides, see our article on how guides make good trips great
Peace of Mind
For some people, Croatia may be a mysterious destination of which they know little. With UTracks' offices around the world (Australia, North America, UK, New Zealand) as well as local support in all of our European destinations, you can be assured of having immediate assistance and peace of mind.
When planning your trip, feel free to get in touch with our friendly staff who typically have first hand advice about Croatia. Ask any questions so you will know exactly what’s included, where to meet, how to train and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with travelling with UTracks. This also means that when there, you can fully focus on exploring Croatia’s hidden bays, unspoilt islands and traditional fishing villages, where life ticks along at a pace not akin to the bustle of modern-day Europe.